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Montreux to Geneva by train

Lake Geneva is one of the most famous landmarks in Europe. Spanning 26 miles, one of the great ways to soak it up is from the comfort of a train carriage.

Handy then, if you happen to be transferring from one end of the lake at Montreux, to the other in Geneva. It’s one of the great Swiss journeys, and all in less than an hour. In that time, you’ll be able to scale the breadth of the lake without having to step outside. 52 services a day run on this popular route. This means you don’t have to plan ahead too much, especially as trains run up until 23:55.

To find out more about the journey to Geneva, including the latest train times and FAQs, please scroll down for additional information.

Montreux to Geneva by train

It takes an average of 1h 15m to travel from Montreux to Geneva by train, over a distance of around 40 miles (64 km). There are normally 72 trains per day travelling from Montreux to Geneva and tickets for this journey start from €8.23 when you book in advance.

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Last train


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Journey time

From 59m


40 miles (64 km)


72 trains per day


Direct trains available


From €8.23

Train and bus operators


Montreux to Geneva train times

Check out the next trains departing from Montreux to Geneva for Tuesday 6th June 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:48 12:50 1h 2m, direct
11:58 13:18 1h 20m, 1 change
12:17 13:21 1h 4m, 1 change
12:17 13:31 1h 14m, direct
12:27 13:40 1h 13m, direct
12:48 13:50 1h 2m, direct
12:58 14:18 1h 20m, 1 change
13:17 14:31 1h 14m, direct
13:27 14:40 1h 13m, direct
13:48 14:50 1h 2m, direct

SBB trains from Montreux to Geneva

You can travel from Montreux to Geneva on SBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

Eurocity classes from Montreux to Geneva

Compare the different travel classes offered by Eurocity when travelling from Montreux to Geneva.

Onboard services on Eurocity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Montreux to Geneva.


You can take as much luggage as you want on SBB Eurocity trains, provided that it fits in the luggage racks provided.​

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Many SBB Eurocity trains will have a restaurant or bistro carriage so you can buy food and drink throughout your journey. You may be able to sit at a table in the restaurant carriage or take your meal back to your seat.


There are plug sockets and free WiFi on SBB Eurocity trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

There is pushchair storage available on the train, as well as a baby changing toilet onboard.


You can take your bike onboard SBB Eurocity trains provided that you can fit it into the storage space onboard, but you'll need to buy a ticket for it. You'll also need a reservation for the Swiss part of your journey when travelling internationally. You can make a reservation online or at a ticket office.


Dogs under 30cm in height can travel for free if they're in a carrier and placed under your seat. Larger dogs can travel with you if you buy a Dog Day Pass for CHF 25, which can be purchased at a ticket office, at a ticket machine, online or on the SBB app. The pass is valid for a day on trains, ships, trams and buses in most Swiss cities.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

There is a wheelchair-accessible toilet onboard, plus priority seating for passengers with reduced mobility.


There is air conditioning on board newer SBB Eurocity trains, so you can travel in comfort.

Cheap train tickets from Montreux to Geneva

The price of train tickets from Montreux to Geneva starts at €8.23 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Montreux to Geneva by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Montreux to Geneva? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Montreux to Geneva take?

The average journey time by train between Montreux and Geneva is 1 hour and 15 minutes, with around 72 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Montreux and Geneva by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Montreux to Geneva is 59 minutes.

How much does the train from Montreux to Geneva cost?

Train ticket prices from Montreux to Geneva can start from as little as €8.23 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Montreux to Geneva?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Montreux to Geneva without having to change trains. There are 49 direct trains from Montreux to Geneva each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Montreux to Geneva leave?

The first train from Montreux to Geneva leaves at 00:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Montreux to Geneva leave?

The last train from Montreux to Geneva leaves at 23:47. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Montreux and Geneva by train?

Trains travelling from Montreux to Geneva cover a distance of around 40 miles (64 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Geneva to Montreux.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Montreux to Geneva for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/06/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/10/2019 for travel on 04/10/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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